All stories by V S Chandrasekar
'China willing to work with India in UN on fighting terror'Rediff.com27 May 2016
China has conveyed its willingness to enhance cooperation with India on combating the menace of terrorism, including in the United Nations, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Friday winding up a "fruitful and productive" four-day visit to that country.
BRICS bank opens cooperation opportunities with S America: PMRediff.com17 Jul 2014
Modi said South America has tremendous potential.
BRICS bank to start in 2 yearsRediff.com16 Jul 2014
India will have the presidency of the BRICS' $100 billion New Development Bank for six years with headquarters in China that will become operational in about two years, a major step for reshaping the international financial system dominated by the West.
At BRICS summit, PM Modi talks tough on terrorismRediff.com16 Jul 2014
Pitching for 'zero tolerance" against terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday told leaders of the five-nation grouping BRICS that the "choices" they make now will shape the future of the world at large.
PM Modi meets Vladimir Putin, calls Russia 'best friend'Rediff.com16 Jul 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has favoured broadening of the strategic partnership with Russia in nuclear, defence and energy sectors and invited President Vladimir Putin to visit Kudankulam atomic power project during his trip in December for his annual summit.
BRICS nations commit to refrain from protectionist measuresRediff.com15 Jul 2014
The ministers also expressed concern over the slow pace of global economic recovery and stressed that 'the uncertainty regarding economic growth and policy responses in developed countries could lead to increased volatility in financial markets and further affect the international economy'.
Modi to launch 1st multilateral engagement with BRICS leadersRediff.com14 Jul 2014
India is keen on the issue of equal share holding since it doesn't want a repeat of the distortions that have crept into Bretton Woods institutions like International Monetary Fund, World Bank and the Asian Development Bank in which rich countries like the US and Japan have a strangle hold.
PM makes stopover in Berlin on way to BRICS Summit in BrazilRediff.com13 Jul 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Berlin for an overnight stopover on his way to Brazil for the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Summit meeting that will address regional crises and security threats to restore a climate of peace while advancing global economic stability.
Countries should not dictate to Sri Lanka: RajapaksaRediff.com17 Nov 2013
A defiant President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday once again rejected demands for an international inquiry into alleged war crimes during the military campaign against the LTTE, saying countries should not "dictate" to Sri Lanka.
Rights abuse charges haunt Rajapaksa; Cameron gives ultimatumRediff.com16 Nov 2013
Human rights abuses allegedly perpetrated in the war against Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam haunted Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the sidelines of the CHOGM summit with UK Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday giving the island country an ultimatum to conduct a credible probe into the war crimes by March, failing which he would seek an international investigation.
Don't make Commonwealth 'punitive' body: Pres RajapaksaRediff.com15 Nov 2013
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday made a historic visit to the former war zone of Jaffna to "shine a light on the chilling events" during the last phase of the war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, hours after Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa cautioned against turning the Commonwealth into a "punitive and judgemental body".
Don't turn Commonwealth into a judgmental body: LankaRediff.com15 Nov 2013
With some countries like Britain and Canada seeking to bring alleged human rights violations in the Sri Lankan civil war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam under the scanner during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting summit, President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday asked member nations not to turn the Commonwealth into a "punitive and judgmental" body and desist from introducing bilateral agendas.
India's foreign minister is here. I am satisfied: Lankan prezRediff.com14 Nov 2013
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday expressed satisfaction over External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government summit.
Khurshid justifies India's presence at CHOGMRediff.com13 Nov 2013
Brushing aside the demand of political parties in Tamil Nadu for a total boycott, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid arrived in Colombo on Wednesday to attend the CHOGM this week saying India remains committed to the welfare of the ethnic Tamils of Sri Lanka and that "we have to remain engaged" in "enlightened national interest".